|Youngest SIL Gary sitting by the fire ring after setting up camp|
|Oldest SIL Jason and eight-year-old Hayley|
|Elisabeth, Sarah, Mary, Molly and Joy|
|Two-year-old Rosie and six-year-old Molly|
|Grandma [me] and Sarah|
|My youngest SIL put these magnetic letters on the hood of the stove in the camper|
|Trying to form a sachet for lavender with one of the cloths I knit with size 3 needles and size 3 crochet thread|
|Our one colorful sunset all week...|
Although pockets of fog gave us some fuzzy views of Cape Lookout and the surrounding area, our outlook on our trip last week was mainly positive. This was my second year camping at Cape Lookout, but instead of being in a tent on an air mattress, I slept in a camp trailer on a couch/bed that was very comfortable without an air mattress. Trailer camping comes with its own set of challenges, but seemed less labor intensive than setting up our tent village the last time we went tent camping. We were not hooked up to power or water though, so we had to learn by trial and error how much water and power we were using before we needed to replenish both, and then it was just a matter of running the generator or filling the water tank from a faucet with a hose to the tank... so nice not to have to haul buckets of water from a creek!
While we heard from our family in Portland that they were suffering through some very hot sunny days just two hours away from us, we had cool, fog tainted days for the whole week, with just glimpses of the sun, moon and stars, but beautiful in its own way, and we had fun.
While at camp we played some board games, my daughter and I colored and knitted, and I finished the book "Springtime in Magnolia", a heartwarming family drama set in the South USA during the Great Depression and WWII. I also finished reading a Cozy Mystery set in England and could not guess "who dun it."
One day we went to Tillamook and had good fresh made rootbeer and lunch at a pub. We kept my youngest daughter company at a Starbucks while she used their WIFI to work on her Master's in Nursing homework.
On another day my oldest daughter and SIL, and their five little girls came over to play on the beach with us. We had a grand time on the beach and also visited the interesting Tillamook Pioneer Museum.
During our journey we had some tension in following driving directions, and dealing with road hazards, and not being patient, and then on the way home the wires between the truck and the camper glitched in communicating so the trailer had to be towed home by a tow truck, but we were safe and home by 10pm Sunday night...grateful for our safety and the good times we shared.
What has your outlook been lately?